Letter Reveals Two New Potential Heirs To Prince Estate

| by Kathryn Schroeder
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Following the discovery that music legend Prince did not leave a will after his April 21 death, possible heirs to his estate have come forward.

The first potential heir is 11-year-old Victoria Nelson, according to a New York Daily News source.

A letter sent to the judge on the probate case by the lawyer states the young girl one of two surviving heirs to Prince's disputed half brother, Duane Joseph Nelson Jr.

If Prince and Nelson are indeed half brothers, Victoria is the singer’s grandniece.

"I believe that under Minnesota law, his children and grandchildren would be considered heirs for this pending estate," lawyer Michael Padden said, referring to Nelson, in the letter, according to NBC News.

A source previously told the New York Daily News that Nelson grew up believing he and Prince were biologically related, but found out in his teenage years that they actually did not share the same father.

According to a copy of Nelson’s birth certificate obtained by Padden, Prince’s dad, John Nelson, is listed as his father.

Victoria’s father died when she was a baby and her grandfather, Duane, passed away in 2011.

Padden has asked the judge for a guardian to be appointed to help Victoria manage legal matters.

"I'm perplexed that nothing has been filed for her yet," Padden told the New York Daily News on May 12. "In light of the high publicity of this case, it's strange."

Nelson’s other daughter Brianna, an adult who is believed to live in Wisconsin, may also have a claim to Prince’s estate.

Prince’s estate is estimated to be worth $300 million.

In addition to his siste, Tyka Nelson and five half-brothers and sisters, Sharon, Norrine and John Nelson, Omarr Baker, and Alfred Jackson, between 600 to 700 people have claimed to be entitled to Prince’s fortune, the Daily Mail reports.

Harvey Morse, who works for the company that is sorting through the claims, said most of them are bogus, but many will be have to checked to see if they are valid.

Prince did not have any living biological children at the time of his death.

Sources: New York Daily NewsNBC News, Daily Mail / Photo credit: Facebook via Daily Mail

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